Seaboard Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Seaboard cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the golden age of cocktails in the early 20th century. It was popular among sailors and travelers who frequented the world's finest bars and lounges. The Seaboard is a refreshing and sophisticated drink that is perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

  • Origin: Early 20th century
  • Popular among sailors and travelers
  • A classic cocktail from the golden age of cocktails

How Seaboard Tastes?

The Seaboard cocktail is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. It has a refreshing and crisp taste with a hint of fruitiness and a smooth, velvety finish.

Interesting facts about Seaboard

  • The Seaboard cocktail is named after the coastal regions where it was popular
  • It was often served as a welcome drink at high-end bars and lounges
  • The Seaboard is a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed year-round


A few good options for Seaboard are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose


Why: Gin is the star here and provides the botanical backdrop. How: It pairs with the lemon and orange to create a refreshing base. What if not used: Without gin, it wouldn't be a Seaboard! Alternatives: Vodka for a less botanical punch, but you'll lose the depth.

Emma Rose

Lemon Juice

Why: Adds zing and freshness. How: Balances the sweetness of the syrup. What if not used: You'd miss the bright acidity. Alternatives: Lime juice could substitute for a slightly different tartness.

Alex Green

Simple Syrup

Why: Sweetness to counteract the sour. How: Too little, and it's too tart; too much, and it's a sugar bomb. What if not used: You'd pucker up too much! Alternatives: Honey syrup for a floral twist.

Mary Mitkina

Orange Bitters

Why: Complex depth and a hint of spice. How: A dash too few, and you'd barely notice; too many, and it could overpower. What if not used: The drink would be less complex. Alternatives: Aromatic bitters for a different kind of spiciness.

Emma Rose

Club Soda

Why: Bubbles! They lift the drink. How: Gives a refreshing effervescence. What if not used: It'd be a bit flat, literally. Alternatives: Tonic for a bitter edge or sparkling lemonade for extra zest.

Alex Green

Orange Wheel

Why: Aromatic garnish and a pretty look. How: It's the olfactory part of the tasting experience. What if not used: Missed aromas but mostly an aesthetic loss. Alternatives: A lemon twist could work, or even a sprig of rosemary for an herbal touch.

Mary Mitkina


Why: For a pop of fruity sweetness in the garnish. How: It's the cherry on top! What if not used: Not a deal breaker, but it's a classic cocktail finish. Alternatives: An olive for a more savory note, or leave it out for simplicity.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Seaboard Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled highball glass filled with fresh ice
  4. Top with club soda
  5. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor
  • Chill the glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cool longer
  • Shake well to properly mix all the ingredients

Perfect Pairings


Grilled shrimp - The citrus notes in the Seaboard cocktail complement the sweetness of the shrimp, while the bitters can cut through any richness.

Oysters - With their briny flavor, oysters are a classic pairing for crisp and citrus-forward cocktails like the Seaboard.

Light Appetizers

Bruschetta - The fresh tomato and basil atop a crunchy slice of bread work well with the refreshing qualities of the cocktail.

Cheese platter - Opt for milder cheeses that won't overpower the delicate botanicals in the gin.


Citrus salad - A salad featuring citrus fruits will echo the lemon and orange flavors in the drink.


The Seaboard cocktail's clean and bright flavors marry well with the subtle taste of sushi, especially lighter rolls featuring fish like salmon and tuna.

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What you could change in Seaboard

  • Gin: Can be replaced with vodka for a milder flavor
  • Simple syrup: Honey or agave nectar can be used as natural sweeteners
  • Orange bitters: If not available, grapefruit or lemon bitters can be used

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And of course - twists🍹

Green Seaboard

Replace gin with an equal part of cucumber-infused gin. Muddle some fresh basil in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Strain into the glass and garnish with a cucumber ribbon. This twist introduces a garden-fresh vibe, perfect for a summer day.

Sunset Seaboard

Add 0.5 oz of Aperol to the shaker to infuse the cocktail with a warm, orange glow and a slightly bitter edge. This twist is perfect for the golden hour, adding a hint of Italian flair to your seaside retreat.

Spiced Seaboard

Infuse your simple syrup with cinnamon and star anise for a spiced kick—ideal for a cooler evening or when you want to add some autumnal notes to your cocktail.

In case you forgot basics how to make Seaboard

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

Learn everything about simple syrup

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

Learn everything on garnishing

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Frequently Asked Questions on Seaboard

What is the alcohol content of Seaboard?

The Seaboard, like most cocktails, has a varying alcohol content depending on how it is mixed. However, it typically falls around 14%, similar to a glass of wine.

Is it possible to make a non-alcoholic or mocktail version of Seaboard?

Yes, certainly. You can replace the gin with non-alcoholic gin or simply omit it. Replace the orange bitters with orange extract for a similar flavor profile. It can still provide a refreshing taste without the alcohol.

What type of gin works best with the Seaboard cocktail?

It really depends on your personal preference, but typically, a traditional London Dry gin works well with the Seaboard's mix of ingredients. It provides a juniper-forward flavor that pairs nicely with the orange bitters and lemon juice.

Why is it necessary to shake cocktails?

Shaking is employed in mixology for several reasons - firstly, it thoroughly mixes all of the drink's ingredients. Secondly, the ice in the shaker also helps chill, dilute and aerate the cocktail, giving it the right consistency and taste.

What's the best time to drink the Seaboard cocktail?

The Seaboard is a refreshingly sour and tangy cocktail which could make it an ideal summer drink. However, because it's also quite sophisticated, it wouldn't be out of place at a fancy dinner party.

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